Seattle Bald Eagle Photo Tour
In this half-day photo tour, we'll watch as the bald eagles compete with great blue herons and other eagles for food.
This is such an amazing spot to photograph bald eagles in flight, we offer a money-back guarantee if we don't see any eagles on our trip. We take groups of up to five people April through September.
Depending on the tide, this tour starts between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. near Silverdale, WA.
For 9 a.m. start times, you can take the 7:35 a.m. ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. Ask about dates for 9 a.m. start times prior to booking.
Your confirmation email will provide the final details.
Three-hour eagle photography workshop.
Return to Seattle on the 11:10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. ferry out of Bremerton.
Go over Lightroom editing tips.
$275 per person
Kids are always free
Recommended Gear and Rental Price:
Tripod with Gimbal Fluid Motion Head - $30
Telephoto lens: Nikon 200-500mm - $30, Canon 500mm - $100
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Included in the tour cost:
Photography instruction by your guide
Adobe Lightroom editing tips
Not included in the tour cost:
You may want to pack a lunch.
Equipment rental fees
About the Tour
We'll meet at a large oyster bed outside of Silverdale, WA.
The oyster beds attract bald eagles, great blue heron, seagulls, and other birds because as the tide recedes, small fish get trapped in the shallow beds. This spot was the location of a National Geographic wildlife photo of the year finalist a few years back.
First on the scene are the heron and gulls. The tide slowly goes out, and we see our first bald eagles swooping in to look for easy prey. Eventually, as many as 20-30 eagles may join the action.
We will photograph eagles in flight, snapping up fish, and often eagle fights as they compete for food.
We designed the trip to appeal to beginners and intermediate photographers looking to learn about wildlife and bird photography. Your guide will help you with camera tips to capture bald eagles in flight.
With a wing span that can reach 7' across, they soar against the evergreen trees and oyster birds making for a wildlife photographer's dream.
When you book, please include any offers and whether you would like to rent any equipment. Your guide will pickup and drop off your chosen equipment. To get the most out of the trip, we recommend renting the best telephoto lens you can afford for your camera, like the Nikon or Canon 500mm lenses.
All rental equipment is provided by Glazer's Camera Rentals in Seattle. Explore their rental prices to customize your gear for the ultimate bald eagle photography experience.
If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know as soon as possible.
$50 deposit due at time of booking. Remaining balance is due 15 days prior to the tour date.
We have a 7 day prior to arrival cancellation policy. If you notify us that you are canceling your reservation at least 7 days before your scheduled tour, a cancellation fee of $15.00 per participant will be charged and the remainder of your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days before your scheduled tour, your deposit will not be refunded.
There is no fee to reschedule a tour.